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Latest Welicoruss News

Below is our complete Welicoruss news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Welicoruss Posts Video Blog

Welicoruss just released a near 20 minute video blog discussing the band's revamped lineup and new album "Az Esm," which can be seen below. You can also see the group live on these upcoming dates:

22/05/15 Czech Republic - UNDER DARK MOON 2015 openair festival
30/05/15 Czech Republic - Brno
12/06/15 Czech Republic - Litomirice
20/06/15 Czech Republic - Apocalyptic Form Of Death 2015 openair festival
09/07/15 Slovenia - Maribor
10/07/15 Hungary - Budapest
11/07/15 Serbia - EXIT FESTIVAL 2015 openair festival
12/07/15 Croatia - Zagreb
29/07/15 Slovakia - GOTHOOM open air festival 2015
11/08/15 Spain - Valencia
12/08/15 Spain - Mursia
13/08/15 Spain - Aguilas
14/08/15 Spain - Madrid
28/08/15 Austria - Headbanger Desaster Festival
29/08/15 Czech Republic - Tišnov - Folk Metal Fest 2015
05/09/15 Germany - Berlin - ROCK FOR ROOTS openair festival 2015
03/10/15 Czech Republic - FROV festival 2015 openair
10/10/15 Czech Republic - Ostrava More...

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Welicoruss Reveals Album Details

Russian symphonic black metal band Welicoruss has revealed the cover artwork and track listing for new album "Az Esm," which can be seen below. You can also check out the tracks "Sons of the North" and "Bridge of Hope" via the Bandcamp player.

1. Intro
2. Az Esm (I AM)
3. Voice of the Millennium
4. Sons Of The North 04:05
5. Woloshba
6. Fires of our Native Land
7. Bridge of Hope 03:58
8. Dolmen
9. Kharnha
10. Fragments Of Forgotten Dreams
11. Outsider
12. Az Esm - Epilogue More...

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Welicoruss Issues Album Update

At the beginning of the year, symphonic pagan black metal project Welicoruss became international with a new lineup due to the relocation of band’s leader Alexey Boganov from snowy Siberia to Prague.

The newly joined musicians are Dmitriy Zhikharevich (Russia, bass), Gojko Maric (Serbia, guitar) and David Urban (Czech Republic, drums). The band has also now announced that the "Az Esm" album is finally ready for consumption.

The 12 songs will features a variety of guest musicians, while mixing and mastering were handled by Alexey Stecuk at Dryvga studio and booklet was created by Alex Mayhem.

Alexey Boganov comments: ”We are very happy and we would like to thank everybody, who participated in recording process and those, who shown us their patience and understanding! We are very pleased with final result, because it has exceeded all our expectations, but all additional information will be later, because now we are pretty busy celebrating it).”

Further details on the release and a Spring 2015 European tour will be announced in the future.

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Welicoruss Posts Making-Of Footage

Welicoruss has posted a behind-the-scenes video online, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"Dear friends! While mixing and mastering of our new album 'Az Esm' we would like to present new issue of our video blog about how we shot the video 'Sons of the North' in the mountains at height of over 1,500 meters!"

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Welicoruss Shooting New Music Video

Russian act Welicoruss is currently working on a new music video for the track "Sons Of The North," and the band has posted a series of photos from the video shoot, which can be found here. Welicoruss also commented:

"The first part of the shooting of our new video for 'Sons of the North' has ended and we want to share our bright feelings with you - to show how it was! The shooting took place on a mountain Muztag near the village Sheregesh in Mountain Shoria region, main operator - Alexander Semko shooting was carried out with the participation of Theatre Visorium (Alice Arefieva, Eugene Nakryshsky, Alexander Galuzo). Special thanks we would like to express to Yuri and Olga Levins, thank you all for a great time!"

You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Kharnha" over at this location.

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Welicoruss Posts "Kharnha" Video

Russian act Welicoruss has posted a new official music video online for the band's "Kharnha" single. Check out the action in the clip below.

You can also find Metalunderground.com's review of "Kharnha" at this location, or check out Welicoruss studio footage by clicking here.

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Welicoruss Posts New Video Blog

Russia's Welicoruss has posted a new video blog online from the band's time working on the new single "Kharnha." You can check out the clip below, or find the band's previously posted video blog by navigating to this location.

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Welicoruss Posts New Video Blog

Russian act Welicoruss has posted a video update online chronicling the photo shoot for the band's new single "Kharnha." Watch the clip in the player below. "Kharnha" is also currently available as a free download, with details at this location.

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Welicoruss Offering New Single As Free Download

Russia's Welicoruss is currently offering the new single "Kharnha" as a free download. You can download the single here or at this location.

You can also find more information on the band and listen to other songs available for streaming by heading over to the Welicoruss MySpace page.

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Welicoruss Drummer Releases Free Solo Album

Welicoruss has issued the following announcement about drummer Elias releasing a free solo album:

"We are proud to announce the drummer of Welicoruss finished work on his new solo album - 'Not a Word about the World!' The release includes 11 new tracks, completely composed, played, recorded and mixed by Elias in his Tonhammer Studio.

"We heartily congratulate our friend in arms, talented musician with this fact! You can download for FREE this album here or at this location."

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Welicoruss Finishes Recording New Single

Russian metal act Welicoruss has announced the band is finishing up work on the new single "Kharnha." The band recorded three new songs for the single, which are currently being mixed by Ilya Chursin at Tonhammer Studio.

Additional details on the new single's track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.

Welicoruss also recently announced the recruitment of a new keyboardist and bass guitarist. The statement from the band can be found at this location.

You can also check out sample Welicoruss tracks available for streaming online by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Welicoruss Announces Lineup Changes

Russia's Welicoruss has issued the following announcement about lineup changes in the band:

"In the In the autumn of 2010 the keyboard player Demid Polyansky and bass-guitarist Alexander Golovin left the group due to their occupancy in other areas. New members were searched for a long time and finally were found. Keyboard post will be held now by Boris 'Sens' Voskolovich and five thick strings will now be tortured by Alexey 'Alex' Boldin!"

Vocalist Alexey Boganov also added, "We started our work with Boris as far back as autumn and I'm fully satisfied with his approach and creative potential. This guy is the next Warman to come! Alexey joined us some later, he is responsive and positive guy, which is also very creative and skilled. At the moment we are recording our third album and every member of our group takes part. This is a distinctive feature of the new material - this music is composed by all us together. What now we get is what I really like and enjoy - it is a worthy continuation of our previous albums!"

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Welicoruss Issues Activity Update

Russia's Welicoruss has checked in with the following update about recording new material and working on a music video:

"In spring 2011 the band is going to make the video-clip for their new single (which is kept a secret for now). The subject for the clip is northern tradition, Skandinavic/Russian theme. The group searches for picturesque, charismatic soldiers in regimentals having corresponding abilities, and also beautiful ladies for the filming.

"Let's remind, that WelicoRuss shortly are going to lock themselves up at Neverside studio for record and then at TonHummer Studio for the further arrangement and mastering under responsive guidance of Ilya Chursin, who already has acted as a sound control supervisor and sound producer for the first two albums.

"We liked Ilya’s approach greatly; his artistic flair and intuition about what every song need to be. I suppose this time we will make absolutely new sound that will be surprising for everybody!"

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